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reg·u·late

 (rĕg′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing, reg·u·lates
1. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
2. To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
3. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
4. To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.

[Middle English, from Late Latin rēgulāre, rēgulāt-, from Latin rēgula, rod, rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

reg′u·la′tive, reg′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regulating - the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
devaluation - an official lowering of a nation's currency; a decrease in the value of a country's currency relative to that of foreign countries
gun control - efforts to regulate or control sales of guns
indexation - a system of economic regulation: wages and interest are tied to the cost-of-living index in order to reduce the effects of inflation
timing - the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)
restriction, limitation - an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
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